This vase, 8 inches tall by 7.5 wide is made from a 4 lbs piece of clay is fired in a process called Horse Hair Raku.
The item is placed into the raku kiln without any glaze and fired to approximately 2000 degrees F. The vase is then cooled to around 1200 degrees before being removed from the kiln and takes it through the Horse Hair process. A process where the potter sits the hot vase on a bed of bricks. and carefully lays horse hair across the surface of the hot item. The carbon from the burning horse hair burns into the clay and leaves a permanent mark. No two items are exactly alike.